Monthly Roundtable
Items for the Roundtable are to be emailed to ia.ac4c@gmail.com by the 20th of each month. 
June/July 2020


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Who are AC4C Youth?
 
We are a state-wide group of 12-18 year old youth from across the state that get together to make sure that their voice is heard when making decisions on how to educate other youth about substance abuse. We are an Action Team of AC4C. 

We usually meet virtually once a month, and when possible, meet in-person a few times per year.    Our next youth meeting is this Thursday, July 9th  at 2 pm.  HERE  is the link to the meeting.  

Some of the goals of AC4C that directly involve AC4C Youth include:
  • Develop and start a media campaign to help increase perception of harm of marijuana
  • Work to increase youth minorities' involvement in AC4C youth committee by having a joint meeting with at least one state minority group
  • Support a social media account for youth regarding substance use (Check out our Instagram Page.
  • Train other youth at the 2021 Day on the Hill with focus on mental health & substance use
  • Work on training and/or information to provide to other youth for the statewide Prevention Conference in November
If interested, reach out to your local AC4C member, or email Ryan Doyle at  rdoyle@yss.org or Jennifer Husmann at  jhusmann@asac.us
  
AC4C is a registered 501(c)(3) organization and participation from youth can be counted as Volunteer or Community Service Hours!

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 Why I'm an AC4C Member

Lorelle Mueting, Prevention Director at Heartland Family Services and Director of PMP (Prevention Means Progress) Coalition shared this with us during our recent work retreat:

"I am so thankful to be part of AC4C for several reasons.  The work we do in prevention is hard, but being part of AC4C makes it easier.  I love being able to work together across the entire state to network, brainstorm, and find inspiration in what others in prevention are doing.  When we can come together with a statewide prevention mission and voice, it makes our individual prevention messages so much more powerful.  It truly is a collaboration across the state and I am thankful to have developed relationships with other prevention professionals across Iowa through AC4C."


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Check out our updated website! 


We are still putting in the finishing touches, but take a minute to check out the new pages! You will find the tabs: Who we are, What we do, Who we serve, Partners, and Membership! Notice the map with many of our coalitions and their websites. We will be getting all our coalitions on there! AC4C Website

 

The 2nd Annual AC4C Prevention Conference is the week of November 16.

Our Virtual Prevention Conference Week will have at least one workshop each afternoon.
 The youth will be presenting too. Each day will have a theme related to our work. More details to come! 

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Mark Your Calendars!

Upcoming Events:
  • AC4C Quarterly Retreat- Sept. 29 & 30
  • AC4C Virtual Prevention Conference- the week of Nov. 16

Upcoming Training:
Engaging Coalition Meetings in the Virtual World
Friday, July 10, 1-2:30 pm, register here

Resources to Share and Links to check out... 

Members keep up with the latest in the news

Looking for a training


Iowa ODCP

 

Iowa State Patrol

 

Iowa Department of Public Health & Your Life Iowa

 

Partnership for A Healthy Iowa

(formerly PDFI) 

 


     AC4C Board Members
Front - L to R: Jen Stolka, Katya Boltavana, Sandy Rayhons  Back L to R: Kris Rankin, Stacie Schroeder, Sue Greene. Not pictured: Lynne Coleman. Also not pictured: welcome to our newest Board Members Julie Furne and Kristin Frank. 

VISION:
Connected Communities.
Effective Coalitions. 
Healthy Iowans. 

 MISSION:
Unifying Iowans to reduce youth substance misuse
on
a state
and community level.

Join an Action Team or Work Group session every month!
Access the action team meetings on Mondays (except holidays). Login information here 
  
Other Substances Action Team
Next meeting -July 6 @ 9:30am

Marijuana Action Team
Next meeting- July 13 @ 9:30am  
Nicotine Action Team 
Next meeting- July 20 @ 9:30am  
 
Alcohol Action Team
Next meeting- July 27 @ 9:30am
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Policy Work Group
 
4th Wednesday at 2:00 pm
Meeting information can be found  here
Click here for meeting minutes

Purpose
To collaborate with the community and statewide entities to advocate and educate on substance abuse legislation, policies, and related issues.
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Marketing and Communications Work Group (currently meeting with Capacity Work group)
Chair: Sue Greene
normally 3rd Monday at 2:00 pm 

Purpose
 
To build skills and provide resources to members of AC4C 
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Capacity Work Group (currently meeting with Marketing & Communications Group)

normally 3rd Monday at 2:00 pm 
Click here for meeting minutes

Purpose
Create a network of professionals that have a diverse knowledge, experience and interest.
Medication Disposal Resources

More resources...


Mid-America Prevention Training Transfer Center (PTTC) recently featured AC4C on their Podcast.  Check it out and their website for training opportunities and other resources to support prevention here in Iowa. 
AC4C | ia.ac4c@gmail.com | www.AC4C.org
Alliance of Coalitions for Change
Katya Boltanova, Chair
Jennifer Husmann, Project Director, 319-462-4327 x 202